Epoxy vs Polyurethane

Person applying polyurethane on the floor

Epoxy and polyurethane are high-performance resins used for coating concrete and metal. Polyurethane and epoxy are resins that form a durable, waterproof coating. Although they both create a glossy look, they are not the same. …

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Lacquer vs Varnish

Dining table

When doing woodwork, you want to put a protective finish on the top. Many people prefer a clear topcoat that protects the wood and gives it a high-gloss look. Varnish and lacquer are two common …

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Varnish vs Stain

Two pieces of wood applied with varnish and stain

Many people like to use finishes to give their wood a unique, attractive look and offer some protection against common enemies like water, buffs, and knicks. Varnish and stain are two common finishes used to …

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Lacquer vs Enamel

Clear brushing lacquer applied on wood

Lacquer and enamel are two common types of finishes that give the final product a shiny look. But these finishes also have differences, so they are not the same. Understanding the differences between lacquer and …

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Minwax vs Varathane

Man comparing Minwax vs Varathane

Not sure whether to choose Minwax or Varathane products for your wood refinishing projects? Stuck deciding between oil-based and water-based finishes? To help you make these decisions, we’re going to take an in-depth look at …

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